You can pull up the previous update here.
Hopefully we will get caught up and stay caught up on the news and waits this time around, unlike the last eight times around. The website is sort of like that delinquent father on every Hallmark Christmas movie. We don’t necessarily mean to screw everything up, we just follow the script they hand us.
The only Imagineer that Disney both publicly acknowledges and didn’t force out during the recent purge has posted a few photos of how water works.
We continue from Yukon.
The World ShowPlace, in between the Canada and United Kingdom Pavilions, is host to three individual “booths,” in addition to entertainment, a store, and the new home of the Gingerbread Capital City that used to be hidden back in the corner of the lobby area inside The American Adventure. We’ll take a look at the food options first and then see what else is going on in there.
You may need to move quickly through here should three gentlemen come out to The Mill Stage to play the oven.
- Flight of Passage: 7:35am – 8:02am
- Na’vi River Journey: 8:05am – 8:24am
- Kilimanjaro Safaris: 8:39am – 9:08am
- Kali River Rapids: 9:16am – 9:36am
- Expedition Everest: 9:39am – 9:54am
That’s five, sometimes lengthy attractions, completed in under two official Park hours. Our waits have averaged just a couple of minutes for the most part, even after moving purposefully slowly to Flight of Passage and Kilimanjaro Safaris as we enjoyed the decorations in the morning glow.
Everest hit triple-digit waits over the previous weekend, in large part due to excessive downtime. After it reoepend late in the day and people hurried over to ride, you can bet these markers leading to the attraction’s entrance will quickly fill.
An unusually easy day of touring continues at Disney’s Animal Kingdom from Part One, where we visited Flight of Passage and Na’vi River Journey in Pandora. Most of our early success was due to the 8am official open, and the fact that people actually began entering the Park right around 7:15am. The previous post also outlines what to expect from the various arrival experiences and the best ways to arrive at the Parks as early as possible.
Unfortunately(?), I managed to pick the least crowded day to visit over the past few weeks, and because of that, there isn’t a whole lot of touring strategy involved as we make our way around. But it may be reassuring that touring isn’t always a difficult proposition after trying to figure out the Studios again in an assortment of long lines. Usually, we prefer a slightly above-average number of people in the Park to better show off the importance of our bobs and weaves and how much longer we would have waited if we had gone about things in a less efficient way.
We’ll now basically make a circle around the Park hitting the rides in order.
With no big rush to Kilimanjaro Safaris, we have a couple of minutes to watch the otters. If you are behind schedule, Kilimanjaro Safaris is another attraction that you’ll want to save for after lunch, when waits are typically lower than the second and third hour of operation. Heading to Expedition Everest is viable for late arrivals and DinoLand would be even more forgiving. Not that there is a whole lot going on over there at the moment.
We’re headed out to Disney’s Animal Kingdom bright and early to try to take advantage of an early 8am open. I’m hoping to beat the rush to Avatar – Flight of Passage this time around.
On our last attempt, with a 9am open, things didn’t go so well. Despite arriving before the parking lot even opened, and being among the first 20 cars to park, we still ended up waiting almost an hour for Flight of Passage. The only way that would be possible is if a lot of Disney resort guests arriving on buses got there first.